NEC's vMVNO and Traffic Management Solution adopted by TOKAI Communications Corporation
- Contributes to expanding the provision of MVNO services -
Tokyo, February 23, 2017 - NEC Corporation today announced that its virtualized Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) solution and Traffic Management Solution (TMS), which collectively enable MVNO services, have been employed to create "LIBMO," a mobile service launched today by TOKAI Communications Corporation.
Conventionally, a dedicated hardware has been necessary to enable MVNO gateway (MVNO-GW) functions for connecting a mobile-service provider's network to an MVNO network and the Policy and Charging Rules Functions (PCRF), which manage network service quality. NEC's vMVNO solution enables this to be achieved with just a general-purpose server and software by utilizing Software Defined Networking (SDN)/Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). TMS, which controls the communication bandwidth and communication traffic, is also necessary to provide the MVNO service.
Through these solutions, TOKAI Communications Corporation has achieved a reduction in equipment procurement costs and installation space. In addition, it is possible to flexibly reduce service operating costs by changing the network security or controlling the bandwidth and traffic volume of communications. Moreover, the period required for verifying functions has been reduced by providing the necessary functions in a unified system.
"We are very pleased that NEC's vMVNO solution and TMS have contributed to the successful creation of the mobile services provided by TOKAI Communications Corporation," said Shigeru Okuya, General Manager of SDN/NFV Division, NEC Corporation. "Going forward, we will continue to contribute to the establishment of advanced communications services by mobile-service providers through the global provision of innovative new SDN/NFV solutions, including vMVNO solutions."
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